What's all the buzz about "fuzz"? Simplified, the fuzz (aka: fascia) is the dynamic soft tissue webbing that holds your body together. Now, healthy fuzz is a good thing, but when we have a buildup of fuzz, we end up feeling stiff, old, and out of shape. Fascial restriction (fuzz buildup) is no fun, and is not terribly well understood by most.
We thought it might help you to hear Dr. Gil Hedley's 5 minute overview of the "fuzz" (facia), in order to make more sense of the myriad of times your massage therapist, personal trainer, physical therapist or doctor tells you to stretch, to make regular appointments, and to exercise. (We promise, there's a reason for it, watch the video to find out why it's so important.)
P.S. If any of you have ever de-skinned chicken meat, you may have noticed the "fuzz," or more appropriately, "fascia" that holds the skin firmly to the meat.
Jerri W., LMT, CWC
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 25+ years of experience in pain management, relaxation techniques and lifestyle education.
Heather R., LMT, CWC
Certified Wellness Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness through healthier living.
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